Iran's Urban Planning Rapper

Shahkar Binesh-Pajouh has a doctorate in urban planning and raps about the problems of poverty.

"A smartly dressed singer is winning fans and annoying conservatives in Iran with music far from its roots in US ghettoes...

"I chose rap because I can say many things with it, not because I live like a rapper," said Binesh-Pajouh in his affluent north Tehran apartment... He said it took four years for the Culture Ministry to approve a rap album and it did so only after he deleted six songs from his original 10."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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